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Fragments: Jewish Life in Central and Eastern Europe, 1981-2007
The Post-War Photography of Yale Strom

September 10, 2014 through November 28, 2014

Exhibit can be viewed Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Opening reception Wednesday, September 10, 2014 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

An exhibit of photographs by artist Yale Strom, documenting the Post-War traditions of Central and Eastern Europe’s remaining Jewish communities. To be accompanied by a concert, film screening and artist’s lecture. With support from the Hungarian Consulate and the Polish Cultural Institute New York.

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“Havdalah, Budapest” by Yale Strom

 

Educator Open House

Tuesday, September 30, from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

FREE for registered educators

Space limited. Reservations recommended.
RSVP at annefrank.com/teacher

Join us for an afternoon exclusively for educators, featuring a FREE performance of our signature theater piece and popular school program, Conversations with Anne. Tour our gallery and learn about The Anne Frank Center’s field trips, artist-in-residence programs, one-day workshops, and professional development opportunities. Door prizes, raffle (WIN A FREE FIELD TRIP and more!), and a wine and cheese reception are included. For more information and to RSVP, visit annefrank.com/teacher.

 

Carpati: 50 Miles, 50 Years A Film by Yale Strom

Part of the Anne Frank Center’s Human Rights Film Series

Tuesday October 7, from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

adults $8 and seniors/students $5

Space limited. Reservations recommended.

212-431-7993 or email info@annefrank.com

In conjunction with the exhibit Fragments, we present Yale Strom’s 1996 documentary feature Carpati: 50 Miles, 50 Years, a powerful film about the remaining Jewish community living in a small town in the Carpathian Mountains of Ukraine. In 1931 the Jewish community of the Carpathian region (then in Czechoslovakia, today Ukraine) numbered a quarter of a million Jews. Today sixty-five years later there are fewer than 1,500. This beautiful and moving documentary, narrated by Leonard Nimoy, presents the rich Jewish culture that once thrived in the Carpathian Mountains.

“Bittersweet and poignant…” – Stephen Holden, The New York Times


“Zev Godinger, caretaker of the
Jewish community of Beregovo, Ukraine.”

 

Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi present:
Fragments – Klezmer from the Hinterlands of Eastern Europe

Thursday October 16, from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

adults $8 and seniors/students $5

Space limited. Reservations recommended.

212-431-7993 or email info@annefrank.com

As part of the exhibit, Fragments: Jewish Life in Eastern Europe 1981-2007, musicians Yale Strom, Elizabeth Schwartz and Peter Stan will perform music from Eastern Europe, combining klezmer with Roma, jazz, classical, Balkan and Sephardic motifs.

 

Conversations with Anne
Performance, Q&A, and Workshop

Saturday, October 18, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

adults $8 and seniors/students $5

Space limited. Reservations recommended.

212-431-7993 or email info@annefrank.com

In honor of National Day on Writing, The Anne Frank Center will host Conversations with Anne, a 40-minute performance with an actor in the role of the young writer, followed by a 15-20 minute Q&A where kids can ask Anne questions about her life in hiding and before the war. The performance will be followed by a guided tour of our gallery and a writing workshop inspired by Anne’s famous diary. Suggested age: 9 and up

 

A Question of Tradition: Women Poets in Yiddish
Reading and performance

Wednesday October 22, from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

adults $8 and seniors/students $5

Space limited. Reservations recommended.

212-431-7993 or email info@annefrank.com

In honor of International Day of the Girl, The Anne Frank Center will present a special reading of selections from Professor Kathryn Hellerstein’s new book A Question of Tradition: Women Poets in Yiddish. The reading will feature musical accompaniment by Deborah Strauss and her klezmer trio, Figelin.

This event is co-sponsored by the Museum at Eldridge Street, which will host a book launch for Professor Hellerstein on Tuesday October 21.

 

Dancing with the Enemy
A reading and discussion with author Paul Glaser

Wednesday October 29, from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

adults $8 and seniors/students $5

Space limited. Reservations recommended.

212-431-7993 or email info@annefrank.com

Dancing with the Enemy tells the gripping story of the author’s aunt, a Jewish dance instructor who was betrayed to the Nazis by the two men she loved, yet managed to survive World War II by teaching dance lessons to the SS at Auschwitz. Her epic life becomes a window into the author’s own past the key to discovering his Jewish roots. Paul Glaser is visiting The Anne Frank Center from his native Holland as part of a US book tour.

The event is sponsored by Five Dutch Days, an annual celebration of the continuous influence of Dutch arts and culture in New York City.

 

All That I Am
A reading and discussion with author Anna Funder

Wednesday November 12, from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

adults $8 and seniors/students $5

Space limited. Reservations recommended.

212-431-7993 or email info@annefrank.com

Award-winning author Anna Funder will read and sign copies of All That I Am. Funder, author of the critically acclaimed Stasiland, delivers a beautifully evocative debut novel about a group of young German exiles who risk their lives to awaken the world to the terrifying threat of Hitler and Nazi Germany. Based on real-life events and people, All That I Am brings to light the heroic, tragic, and true story of a small group of left-wing German social activists who mounted a fierce and cunning resistance from their perilous London exile.

The first 15 people to RSVP will win a FREE, SIGNED copy of All That I Am.
Click here to RSVP now

 

Lashon Hara: On the Consequences of Hate Speech
An exhibition of textiles by Robin Atlas

December 3, 2014 – February 27, 2015

Exhibit can be viewed Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Opening reception Wednesday, December 3, 2014 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

An exhibition of 20 mixed media works exploring the impact of lashon hara (“evil speech” in Hebrew.) To be accompanied by a series of workshops, discussions and artist lectures. Sponsored by the Jewish Art Salon.